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If the funds are the same (and you intend not to make any changes anytime soon) then look at the share classes of the respective funds. In the IRA, you will be paying retail prices for the funds. If the plan is big enough, it may be getting institutional pricing - saving you a few bucks in expenses (which flows directly to the bottom line).

While many people gripe about the expenses of investments in their plan, in many cases they actually pay lower fees than they could get in an IRA.
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